Apolinario Mabini y Maranan
July 23, 1864 - May 13, 1903
Apolinario Mabini was a Filipino revolutionary leader, educator, lawyer, and statesman who served first as a legal and constitutional adviser to the Revolutionary Government, and then as the first Prime Minister of the Philippines upon the establishment of the First Philippine Republic. He is regarded as the "utak ng himagsikan" or "brain of the revolution".
Two of his works, El Verdadero Decalogo (The True Decalogue, June 24, 1898), and Programa Constitucional dela Republica Filipina (The Constitutional Program of the Philippine Republic, 1898) became instrumental in the drafting of what would eventually be known as the Malolos Constitution.
Mabini performed all his revolutionary and governmental activities despite having lost the use of both his legs to polio shortly before the Philippine Revolution of 1896.
Mabini's role in Philippine history saw him confronting first Spanish colonial rule in the opening days of the Philippine Revolution, and then American colonial rule in the days of the Philippine–American War. The latter saw Mabini captured and exiled to Guam by American colonial authorities, allowed to return only two months before his eventual death in May 1903.
HOW FAAMSA STARTED
The Fil-Am Apolinario Mabini Scholarship Award was established in 2002, under the leadership of then Fil-Am president Ed Argüelles, to fund the education of underprivileged but deserving Filipino students, who meet the eligibility criteria set by the association.
One scholar is awarded every year until he/she graduates and obtains a bachelor's degree.
We have helped scholars from Hospicio de San Jose (an orphanage in Manila), who graduated with high honors.
It is our intention to continue supporting our Philippine students so that they too can be inspiration to others. FilAmSCV is the advocate of education and knowledge as powerful tools to be successful in life!
FAAMSA established under
2002President, Ed Arguelles
May youth strive for excellence!
The members of the Fil-Am Association of SCV, Inc. (FilAmSCV), firm in the belief that education is the key to social and economic progress in our country, the Philippines, established a scholarship program that will fund the education of underprivileged but deserving Filipino students.
To qualify for this program, the candidate should be a high school graduate or a graduating high school student with a minimum GPA of 85%, a Filipino citizen and a resident of the Philippines. The candidate should be involved in extracurricular, school, and community activities which promote leadership, ethical integrity, character building, sportsmanship, civic and humanitarian activities, and community involvement affecting the overall development, growth and economic well being of the local and/or national community.
It is also a requirement that the candidate shall belong to the lower end of the economic strata as defined by the Philippine government as indigent or underprivileged.